noun, plural cae·su·ras, cae·su·rae [si-zhoor-ee, -zoor-ee, siz-yoor-ee]. /sɪˈʒʊər i, -ˈzʊər i, sɪzˈyʊər i/.
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Origin of caesura
OTHER WORDS FROM caesuracae·su·ral, cae·su·ric, adjective
Words nearby caesura
Example sentences from the Web for caesura
This is a detail from "Caesura" by Emily Henretta, on view now at Room East in New York.
Notice some examples where the caesura necessarily preserves a final -e from elision, as in B 3989; where tal-e occurs before al.
Hence there is no need to elide a vowel at the caesura; it must therefore be sounded clearly.
The latter syllable of profit comes at the caesura, and is easily read quickly.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
In verses of eleven or twelve syllables, however, the caesura is usually employed to give a break in a determined place.
The caesura requires a strong accent on the syllable preceding it, and does not prevent synalepha.